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Debra Holly Goldstein

Debra Holly Goldstein, American judge. Bar: Georgia 1977, Michigan 1978, District of Columbia 1978, Alabama 1984.


  • Goldstein, Debra Holly was born on March 11, 1953 in Newark. Daughter of Aaron and Erica (Schreier) Green.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Michigan, 1973. Juris Doctor, Emory University, Atlanta, 1977.


    • Tax analyst attorney General Motors Corporation, Detroit, 1977-1978. Trial attorney United States Department Labor, Birmingham, Alabama, 1978-1990. United States administrative law judge Social Security Administration, since 1990.

      Member administrative law judge training cadre Social Security Administration, 1991—2000, 2004—2006, 2008—2009. Member Governor's Commission Quality Teaching, 2006—2010.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Georgia 1977, Michigan 1978, District of Columbia 1978, Alabama 1984.


    • Author: Maze in Blue: a Denney Silben Mystery, 2011.


    Denomination: Judaism


    Troop leader Girl Scouts, 1992—2004, board directors Cahaba council, 1996—2002, since 2010. Chairman advisory committee Success By 6 Blue Ribbon, 2003—2005. Board directors Temple Emanu-El, 2000—2003, Leadership Birmingham Members Association, 2004—2007, United Way, Birmingham, 2004—2010, executive committee, 2005—2008.

    Board directors Young Women’s Christian Association, since 2002, treasurer, 2007—2009. Executive board Women's Network, 2007—2010, president, 2010—2011. Member American Bar Association, Georgia Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Birmingham Bar Association (board director women's section 1999-2003, 2006-2008), Alabama Bar Association Forum (president 2004-2006), Leadership Alabama, Leadership Birmingham, Momentum, Zonta, Hadassah, Leadershp Shelby County.


    • Married Joel Ray Goldstein, August 14, 1983. Children: Stephen Michael, Jennifer Annual.
    • father: Aaron Green
    • mother: Erica (Schreier) Green
    • spouse: Joel Ray Goldstein
    • children: Stephen Michael Goldstein
    • Jennifer Annual Goldstein
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    Born March 11, 1953
    (age 64)